I often grab this mascara in the morning. I really like the small brush. I find it doesn't clump much, more when it is new and wetter, it is great after about a week. Is perfect for getting the inner/outer lashes. It lasts all day and doesn't flake. It is is more for extending and darkening, with minimal volume. If I want more volume, I add a coat of Lashblast volume to it. I don't think there is a perfect formula for mascara, some do better at volume, some at extending, some last longer, some clump and some flake, some smudge. I think combining 2 different kinds often is the best answer.
Mascara -Cover Girl - Lash Blast Clump Crusher mascara
Raven06 3/24/2013 1:38:00 PM
Great on the no clumps, but flakes like crazy. I put on two coats in the morning and after lunch a coworker noticed all the black flecks under my eyes. Rather comb out the clumps, than deal with flakes.
Lipstick -Revlon - Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain - Honey
Raven06 3/24/2013 1:31:00 PM
I love this product.The kissable stain doesn't transfer at all, just let it dry for a couple minutes. This doesn't dry my lips like the original just bitten stain. It last for me, a little comes off with a make up wipe at the end of the day. The Honey Dulce is a very natural color so perfect for work. I would like more selection, many of the other colors are a bit extreme.
I have several of these brushes, they are great! The E.L.F "C" brush is my favorite but these are very close and are only a dollar. Some of the brushes are poor quality but than some of them are above average quality. I have about six of them over a year they haven't shed and wash up nicely., I tossed two of them because the top wasn't on right. Overall definitely worth the dollar.
BB Cream -Garnier - BB Cream Miracle Skin Perfector - Light/Medium
Raven06 9/9/2012 4:38:00 PM
This is not for oily skin. Mine is combination so it was ok on my face but not great. It is a bit shimmery and "golden" looking... I found it works perfect on my neck to blend out and moisturize. I have heard that too many women ignore their neck for moisturizing so I tried it there and it is perfect for moisturizing, evening out my skin tone and covering up my scars. I only gave it a 3 because this really is not it's intended purpose and another product may work just as well this just happens to be what I have available. For my face, I prefer the Korean brand SKIN79. I like the Gold or the Oriental Gold but many swear by the Pink. There are imposters out there. I buy on Amazon, you just need to make sure the seller have the authentication label.
Conditioner -Suave - Keratin Infusion Color Care Conditioner
Raven06 9/9/2012 4:09:00 PM
I love this conditioner. I received samples in the mail and bought the full size bottles and the leave in conditioner. I am amazed at how soft my hair feels using this product. It is very close if not equal to the salon products I used to buy. I love the salon products but they are so costly. For me this a great replacement, I only wish is came in a liter pump.
Shampoo -Suave - Professionals Keratin Infusion Color Care Shampoo
Raven06 9/9/2012 4:04:00 PM
I really like this product. It cleans well without stripping my hair color. I received a sample in the mail which prompted me to buy full size bottles and the leave in conditioner. I had been a salon product girl but this stuff has won me over. There is a strong scent but I don't mind others may find it too much. I wish it came in a liter pump like the salon products...but otherwise great inexpensive product that works extremely close if not as well as the expensive salon products.
This is my hair color. I get many complements on my hair color. I use Golden Brown in the summer months and Bronzed Brown in the winter months. My hair has great natural looking highlights. It hasn't faded for me but I use always shampoo and conditioner for color treated hair. I have tried other brands but I like that this is used on dry hair and is only 20 minutes on the hair. I don't wash my hair the next day or the day I color. I use a good clarifying shampoo the day prior to coloring and don't use styling products before I color. The hair needs to not have build up but some natural oils to protect whenever coloring. Another tip is add some almond oil to the color about a tablespoon in addition to the oil included it helps me stretch the color. I also use almost half of the conditioner when I rinse to really condition.
Conditioner -Suave - Keratin Infusion Leave-In Conditioner
Raven06 9/9/2012 2:57:00 PM
This is nice product. It doesn't look greasy and cuts down on the frizz. The smell is kind of strong but goes away. I use this as my daily go to product to help with the frizz. It definitely helps with the frizz and if I used more maybe it would eliminate it but I don't want my hair to look greasy.
Styling Products -Schwarzkopf - Zero Frizz - Corrective Hair Serum
Raven06 9/9/2012 2:52:00 PM
Too greasy for me. I was careful to only apply a nickle size amount about ear length and below, I stayed away from the roots. on my towel dried damp hair. It didn't look shiny, it looked like I needed to wash my hair.
Concealers -Maybelline - Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles
Raven06 9/9/2012 2:37:00 PM
I really wanted to like this product. I believe the product itself works ok but the packaging fell apart after about a week. I can still get some product out by unscrewing the top but it is starting to dry out. The twist up is a nice idea but too many things to go wrong. I was careful to twist gently about one turn each time but then the bottom came off. I use this in the morning covering up dark circle, I don't need the hassle.
I love this color. I believe it to be a tomato red. It is a warm red, that goes great with my skin tone. It is sooooo glossy, it covers up a few minor smudges. I used a base coat, two coats of Maura and a top coat, I am on day 5 looking flawless. The coverage and gloss is amazing.
Marly is a nice color. This is more of a matte and is good for the office or everyday wear. The color has good coverage and of course Zoya is great for durability.
This is a great every day blush for my skin tone, which is a light to medium with dark brown hair. It has the right about of color without being too much, it blends easily and the shimmer is a nice highlight. Not a big fan of the packaging appearance but it works.
Other -Unlisted Brand - All Day Chemist Online Store
Raven06 9/9/2012 1:50:00 PM
I have ordered from this site several times. One time a hit the order button twice, they contacted immediately and refunded my card. Their emails responses have been quick and courteous. The items I have ordered mostly skin products have been packed nicely and are good quality. The shipping is a flat rate so better to make a big order. I have an HSA insurance with a 5,000 deductible. I have to pay for all my prescriptions because I just don't spend $5,000 a year on medical bills. I think the prepaid visa is a good idea for all online purchases, there are viruses and trojans that could be on your computer that could take your credit card information. I have worked with companies in India and the reputable ones have very high security to prevent issues with credit card fraud or identity theft. I have no idea what this company's security is but there is credit card fraud in the states as well...use common sense when ordering online regardless.